I would recommend a baited HavaHart trap. Should be easy.
Ah, I see! You are leaving out some of the details so if I may.I would take it outside and stick the rifle through the cage and shoot the thing! Nope, can't do that , live in the city. Um,,, Put the whole trap in a trash bag and throw it the trunk?
He is right. People notice repeating shots. One or two shots isn't going to raise any eyebrows unless your right under their nose. It's probably also easier to shoot at fifteen feet than in a cage. The easiest way to take down a possum is with an axe or machete. When you see it run up and shout. It'll fall over. Then cleave it's head off. They're not real fast anyway. I'd imagine this makes them a very good survival food. A rock would probably also work. Your never going to be able to get a squirrel that easy.If you shoot it in the open and don't kill it, run up fast and use the same technique before it waddles off into cover.
Hmm, 750fps 25cal. Yeah that's not ideal for skull cracking. Better for chest shots. I'd prefer a 900fps gun but it will probably work just fine. Be sure to shoot as flat as you can so the shot doesn't glance. You'll want round nose or pointed if you have em. The two I dispatched were with my Whisper (the muzzle was a pain to aim close in) and it only shoots 800fps or so in 177. Does it sink pretty well into wood? You want something that doesn't dent but completely buries into pine. Penetrating a skull is a similar task and Possum skulls are decently hard.
They are not that hard to kill. Any one of the first three guns on his list will do the job.As far as the scope not working at that distance (which is true), I don't worry.I just stick it though the bars and touch his head with the end of the barrel.
Quote from: daemon2525 on September 11, 2013, 08:25:42 PMThey are not that hard to kill. Any one of the first three guns on his list will do the job.As far as the scope not working at that distance (which is true), I don't worry.I just stick it though the bars and touch his head with the end of the barrel.If anything youve given me enough confidence to move forward with the task at hand. Ima trap the intruder take him out back and put a .25 caliber polymag red tip in his brain. No more fleas!
My 135 shoots clean through 3 pieces of ply wood that are about 3/4 inch thick each. Ive destroyed nutters with it as well as my parents fence .